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Post by worker8 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:21 pm

smoo wrote:I recorded a little demo of my AM8060 Filter. What a Filter!

First with Reverb, then without any FX:

http://soundcloud.com/sagezahn-smoo/dem ... ilter#play

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Nice !

What other modules are involved ?

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Post by Jason Brock » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:45 pm

Sounds awesome!
Looks like a lot of cool things from AMSynths coming down the pipeline. Welcome to Euro land!

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Post by citizen of science » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:54 pm

Sounds great! Thanks for the demo.

I think Roland filters sound fantastic. I'm glad AMSynths is exploring that territory.. For now, I think his version of the EMS "snow fall" filter is going on my list.

I hope these get added to the Euro Synth Planner soon.

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Post by smoo » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:50 am

@worker8: One Wiard300 VCO (Saw), two Envelators, a LFO and a VCA (Mixolator). There is a bit of Tri-LFO modulating the Filter (all the time, same amount). And I used the DMod Knob on the Malekko-Envelator to get exponential Curves.

I like all the modes on this filter. There are two different bandpass-Modes, but I just recorded one of them.

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Post by worker8 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:03 am

Thx Smoo.

Do you have some music on the web (I like the sequence too. So ...) ?

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Post by mamonu » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:10 am

AM in Euro = good news. :yay: :yay:

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Post by Brownian Lotion » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:11 am

smoo, that's some mighty fine work right there.

And that's a mighty fine filter, damn! Shit's gonna send me broke.

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Post by Monobass » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:52 am

Yeah great demo smoo.

I kind of did the Roland thing to death in the 90's but that sounds so sweet... Hmmmm

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Post by smoo » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:39 am

Thanks. I never had a Jupiter 6 (but a 8 for a short time). So I don't know if the sound is near. I guess it is better :-). This Filter is one of my favorites at the moment. Those are : Omnifilter (Wiard) for clean stuff, COTA (Oakley) and the C905A (COTK).

I wonder how his AM8071 sounds (AKS-Diode Filter).

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Post by MrTea » Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:29 am

I really like the look of the JP6 filter.

Great price too. :yay:

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Post by vav » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:01 pm

Wow that sounds gorgeous.
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Post by flashheart » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:37 am

worker8 wrote:Thx Smoo.

Do you have some music on the web (I like the sequence too. So ...) ?
Smoo actually has a CD out - I like it, very lush sounding. Picked mine up on Amazon.

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Post by smoo » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:11 pm

Thanks! I will finish the second album in the next several weeks. Just booked the mastering studio (so I really have to finish it).

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Post by mike sheridan » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:24 pm

that dual adsr is looking veeeeery neat. i need one, just for the sliders... - uuuh.
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Re: AMSynths alive and well!

Post by igormpc » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:16 pm

emuarc wrote:The AM8005 Filter Cube is working well as a prototype, and will be in production in February once the slide potentiometers have been specially manufactured. Roland SH-style knobs have already arrived.
hi rob
how many hp on AM8005? on your webpage says 30hp and also 36hp...
do you have some knobs .jpgs?

i really loved my sh5. had to sell it. now i have to start saving some $! :tu:

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Post by emuarc » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:10 am

The AM8005 panel width will be 32HP, apologies for the confusion. The depth of the module is 80mm, and we should have production modules for sale in March.

I have loaded a new photo showing the new slider knobs (black with white stripe) that will be used on production modules. The module will also used more Rolandesque slider switches.

http://www.amsynths.co.uk/Products/AM8005/am8005.htm
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Post by a100user » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:56 am

Hi Rob,

Any thought on pricing for the am8005 yet?

Thanks

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Post by theabsent » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:04 am

a100user wrote:Hi Rob,

Any thought on pricing for the am8005 yet?

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Post by a100user » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:11 am

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Post by Liddlepud » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:17 am

Has anyone got one of the SH-5 filter cubes yet? I'm interested in buying one but on the web page it states that "The LPF filter does not break into oscillation"

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Post by Prunesquallor » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:46 am

Liddlepud wrote:Has anyone got one of the SH-5 filter cubes yet? I'm interested in buying one but on the web page it states that "The LPF filter does not break into oscillation"
I don't think they're out yet.

Where did you get that quote about oscillation? I read, "All three filter modes [LP, HP, BP] have voltage controlled frequency cutoff and variable resonance with self oscillation."

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Post by Liddlepud » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:54 am

that quote is from the web page:

http://www.emulatorarchive.com/Roland_1 ... m8005.html

"AM8005 Module I have simplified the SH-5 design just a little, by having four audio input sliders rather than five - but the rest of the design has been replicated completely, with just a few improvements. I have changed a few of the resistor values in the BPF to give a better response, and feed the HPF filter straight out rather than via the LPF, I have managed to get the inversion working through the LPF yet. The LPF filter does not break into oscillation"

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Post by Prunesquallor » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:06 am

Weird...

My quote is from a different page:

http://www.amsynths.co.uk/Products/AM8005/am8005.html

He also says, "In LP mode the signal is simply sent straight to the Low Pass VCF although the signal level is reduced down at higher Resonance levels, by use of a dual Resonance potentiometer. The filter will self oscillate and it sounds rather like a traditional EMS VCF."

Maybe the design has been changed?

It would be good to hear from the man himself to clear this up.
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Post by emuarc » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:43 pm

Hi
The AM8005 Filter Cube is not yet in production. This is because I am redesigning the module to be closer to the original Roland SH-5 with slider potentiometers for the VCF resonance and cutoff. This means getting parts specially manufactured for AMSynths, which takes time. The end result is a much better design in terms of look and feel, and far easier to build - so we can keep costs down. (3 rather than 5 PCB's). I really want to make sure this is a fantastic module both visually and sonically.

The AMSynths web site has the latest information. In the first prototype on emulatorarchive (I must delete these pages), the diode filter would not self oscillate. This has been sorted out, along with a better band pass resonance.

Apologies for the delay but this module will be in production soon and will be worth the wait - with an audio mixer, ring modulator, multi mode diode filter and band pass filter. You Tube videos are on the way and the first production modules will be on sale next month. Reservations can be made, but we do not take pre-payment.

I will also post some pictures of a Filter Cube that a customer has already built into their own SH-5 replica front panels. This was an early production set of PCB's before the redesign to use slide potentiometers. It looks amazing.

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